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Peter Obi Speaks on 60% Reduction in Size of FG Entourages on Travels 

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In a bid to address the rising cost of governance and concerns about wasteful expenditures, the government has declared a substantial 60% reduction in the size of federal official entourages during official travels.

This move is seen as a positive step towards fiscal responsibility and efficiency.

While this announcement has garnered some commendation, critics argue that it merely scratches the surface and may result in only a marginal saving. The government is yet to disclose the actual amount these cuts will translate into and where these savings will be allocated.

Peter Obi, the 2023 Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, expressed his views on the matter.

Obi emphasized the need for a comprehensive approach, calling for a 60% reduction not only in federal official overseas trips and entourages but also in the overall cost of governance at the federal level.

According to Obi, revising the recently passed federal budget to eliminate wasteful and unnecessary expenses is crucial to achieving meaningful economic impact. The proposed savings, he suggests, should be redirected towards funding productive sectors such as education, healthcare, and poverty alleviation programs.

There is the stress that the government’s transparency in revealing the specific details of these cost-cutting measures is paramount.

Understanding the actual impact of these reductions and where the saved funds will be applied is essential for public trust and accountability.

In conclusion, Obi highlights the urgency of moving beyond token gestures and populist announcements. He contends that for a government grappling with indiscriminate borrowing, the key to economic recovery lies in a drastic reduction of government expenditure, particularly on non-essential luxury items.

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